The Organizing Committee of the Russian Investment Forum held a meeting chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak in Moscow on 31 January.
The members of the Organizing Committee discussed preparations for the Forum and approved the business programme for the event at the meeting.
A plenary session will be held with the prime minister in attendance on 14 February. In addition, Medvedev will hold his traditional meeting with representatives of the business community as part of the Forums business programme and also take part in the session Economics of Urban Comfort. The prime minister will also hold a meeting with the heads of Russias regions at the venue.
Organizing Committee Chairman Dmitry Kozak spoke about the focus of the Forums business programme: «The main topic of the Forum is National Projects: From Strategy to Action. We are transitioning to the practical implementation of all national projects in 2019, and the Russian Investment Forum is a key platform for showcasing all the decisions that have been made to implement the national projects with the involvement of business and the regional authorities».
Adviser to the Russian President and Executive Secretary of the Russian Investment Forum Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov said: «The business programme has generated lively interest among the expert community, ministries, and agencies responsible for the focuses. There are 55 events planned in the programme in three thematic areas: regional policy, business climate in Russia, and the social agenda. As of 31 January 2019, over 3,000 people from 60 countries had confirmed they would be taking part in the Forum. Eighty heads of Russias regions will attend, and 1,300 media representatives have been registered».
The most prominent representatives of Russian business are: LUKOIL Oil Company President Vagit Alekperov; Gazprom Chairman of the Management Committee Alexey Miller; Skolkovo Foundation President Viktor Vekselberg; Sberbank CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Herman Gref; AFK Sistema Chairman of the Board of Directors Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Gazprom Neft Chairman of the Management Board Alexander Dyukov, Mechel Chairman of the Board of Directors Igor Zyuzin, and Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Chairman of the Board of Directors Viktor Rashnikov, among others.
Representatives of such foreign companies as METRO Cash & Carry, Fitch Ratings, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, will take part in the Forum.
The Healthy Life Forum: Towards 80+ will be held on 13 February, the opening day of the Russian Investment Forum. The Forum will serve as a specialized platform that will seek out and develop practical proposals for the implementation of national projects that aim to solve the problem of increasing the healthy life expectancy of Russian citizens.
The Russian Investment Forum will also feature Youth Entrepreneurship Day, which is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation together with the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh).
There will also be an exhibition of the Russian Investment Forum operating at the venue. The exhibition will consist of expositions from 41 of Russias regions and 11 organizations (companies and government agencies). The exhibition will include a Case Zone, which provides a communication platform where participants can demonstrate their projects to leading investment experts.
The Forum venue will also feature a Social Impact Lounge, a platform developed by the Roscongress Foundation to integrate the social agenda into the countrys biggest business forums. The Lounge is a unique communication space that brings together non-profit organizations, business, and the government to discuss pertinent social development issues.
The business programme is available on the official website of the Russian Investment Forum.